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Poll Results: Would you keep a refurbished card if you purchased open box?

Poll expired: Jun 11, 2011  
  • 69% (16)
    Heck yes, you got an excellent deal!
  • 30% (7)
    No Way! That warranty stinks.
23 Total Votes  
post #11 of 15
How does he overclock? Try it! I've read a review of someone calling Asus and they actually still had the 3 year warranty, doesn't hurt to try that too.

edit: Copied from Newegg's website.
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Originally Posted by ;13772868
5 out of 5 eggsWoW - Just WoW!

Pros: I have read many reviews about the GTX 580 cards and I know them to be beastly cards.

This card delivers maximum cooling and performance.

I was fortunate enough to pick up this card when it was on clearance (Open box item) and paid $305.00 plus $7.95 shipping. Not bad for a $500.00 card. I called ASUS to make sure I would have the full warranty and they assured me I would!!!! How awesome is that?

BTW - Asus Customer service (so far) has been superb. When I called to ask questions about warranty, I was on hold less than 1 minute before speaking directly with a customer service agent!

With 4 of the ASUS GTX 580's a group of guys crushed the 3dMark score (simply crushed it!). Pretty cool to know that the card that is in your system is the card (s) that were used to accomplish that great feat!!!

Cons: The only con that I have is that I have to buy special sata connectors that have a 90 degree angle on them, because the card is so massive!!!!!

And, maybe that I didn't have this card sooner?

Other Thoughts: Newegg is simply the only place to buy video cards!!!!!!!

WoW, just WoW!

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Edited by LivingChampion - 6/6/11 at 11:41am
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post #12 of 15
LivingChampion, there's a difference between Open Box and Refurb on the manufacturer side, Newegg doesn't distinguish them. Open box is just a returned item, Refurb actually went back to the factory for repair. The latter only has a 3-month warranty through Asus, while true open box has 3 years from manufacture date.

I voted keep it. Take it through it's paces in the next few months, if it doesn't fail soon, chances are it'll run for a while. You got it for almost half off anyways, you're not matching that deal anywhere else.
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post #13 of 15
dude you pretty much bought the fastest single GPU card in the world for 1/2 price. keep!
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post #14 of 15
I'd keep it. Reap the savings.
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Thanks guys, I think I will keep it and see what it can do. It just added 2k points to my 3dmark11 score coming from an overclocked gtx560ti. I think I will be happy with it and even when the 6 series cards come out I don't think I will lose any money on this card. Thanks again and can't wait to start gaming!
    
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